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BACKGROUND Low-energy extracorporeal shock wave therapy is an alternative treatment, with limited evidence for effectiveness, for calcific tendinitis of the rotator cuff. HYPOTHESIS Objective localization of the calcium deposit by 3-dimensional, computer-assisted navigation reveals superior clinical and radiographic outcomes compared to localization(More)
AIM To evaluate the results of a retreatment modality of photodynamic therapy (PDT) based on optical coherence tomography (OCT) and fluorescein angiography (FA). To quantify the effect of PDT with the help of measurement of the retinal thickness. METHODS Eyes with predominantly classic subfoveal choroidal neovascularisation (CNV) due to age related(More)
INTRODUCTION The acromio-clavicular (AC) joint is very susceptible to degenerative processes that result in pain and functional impairment. One common modality of treatment has been local infiltration of the joint space. Although this procedure has produced notable positive results, needle misplacement occurs frequently. The aim of this investigation is to(More)
Knowledge about the extent of total variation experienced between samples from different individuals is of great importance for the design of not only proteomics but every clinical study. This variation defines the smallest statistically significant detectable signal difference when comparing two groups of individuals. We isolated platelets from 20 healthy(More)
BACKGROUND Extracorporeal shock-wave therapy is recommended for calcifying tendinitis, and navigated low-energy therapy has given better results than biofeedback localization. This investigation was planned to analyze whether the outcome of navigated low-energy shock-wave therapy can be improved by raising energy flux density to middle-energy levels. The(More)
PURPOSE To examine whether the encouraging functional results one year after photodynamic therapy (PDT) can be maintained up to three years. DESIGN Prospective interventional case series. METHODS Highly myopic eyes that had been treated with PDT for subfoveal choroidal neovascularization and had been observed at least 36 months were included. Distance(More)
PURPOSE Our purpose was to study retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) wound healing in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). PATIENTS AND METHODS Abrasive debridement of nasal RPE was performed with a metal cannula during pars plana vitrectomy for foveal choroidal neovascularization (CNV) membrane excision combined with simultaneous autologous(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of the study was to investigate whether combined treatment with photodynamic therapy (PDT) and triamcinolone acetonide intravitreally applied is superior to PDT alone in eyes with retinal angiomatous proliferation (RAP). METHODS Between July 2004 and June 2005 eyes with RAP in age-related macular degeneration were included in a(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to examine whether the presence of retinal angiomatous proliferation (RAP) is a prognostic factor in subretinal surgery with transplantation of a suspension of autologous retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells. METHODS Eyes that had been followed for at least 12 months after subretinal surgery were reviewed(More)